Other names: Harry
Locations in this story: Ashmore, Shaftesbury, DorsetBlandford St. Mary, DorsetBlandford, DorsetPoole, Dorset
Story: Harry Rideout was born at Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15 Jul 1885 the son of Ephriam Rideout and Ellen Rideout (nee Sharp). He lived most of his early life at Ashmore. He married Emma Rosetta Fry on 16 May 1910 at Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, and they went on to have three children. Harry enlisted on 8 Sep 1914 as a Private with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 2518 later changed to 200834). He was demobilized on 20 Mar 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He made a claim for loss of sight which was finally rejected on 9 May 1922 as being not incurred due to military service. By the 1939 Register he was living at 2 Newtown, Blandford, Dorset, described as an 'Odd Man - Heavy Worker'. He died in the Poole, Dorset, Registration District in 1970.